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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2004, Vol 4, Num, 1     (Pages: 05-07)

The Effect of Different Diets on the White Worm (Enchytraeus albidus Henle, 1837) Reproduction

Devrim Memiş 1 ,M. Salih Çelikkale 1 ,Ertan Ercan 1

1 Istanbul University, Faculty of Fisheries, Department of Aquaculture, No: 200, 34470, Laleli, İstanbul, Turkey Viewed : 4239 - Downloaded : 6238 In this study, white worms (Enchytraeus albidus Henle, 1837), which are used especially by aquarists and sturgeon breeders, were fed five different experimental diets, and then the numerical increase in their population was calculated. Four of the five diets were composed of carbohydrates, vegetables, fruits, and pelleted commercial trout feed, and the fifth was composed of a combination of all four of these. At the end of the study, the greatest numerical increase and best reproduction was found to have occurred with the commercial trout feed in pellet form. This study was completed in 91 days. Keywords : White worm, Enchytraeus albidus, different diets, culture